Do3 Perform is our specialist athlete testing, analysis and consultation suite. Situated in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside we are a few miles from junction 12 of the M40 and between the towns of Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Leamington and Warwick.
Working in conjunction with specialist partners, Do3 Perform is a place where we can take a much closer look at athletes and understand their strengths, weaknesses, plans and goals, and what is needed to help them step up to and perform at the next level.
Our performance suite features the specialist equipment needed to conduct a whole range of tests and analysis. We also feature a comfortable athlete consultation area for pre and post testing discussions. Do3 Perform services can be booked individually or you may wish to consider one of our packages to allow access to a multitude of ongoing testing, treatment, rehab and maintenance services.
How do you perform?
VO2 Max Testing
VO2 max, or maximal oxygen consumption, refers to the maximum amount of oxygen that you can use during intense or maximal exercise. This measurement is generally considered the best indicator of cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance. In simple terms, the more oxygen you can utilise during high level exercise, the more energy you can produce. This usually equates to a better, faster performance. This test is the gold standard for determining cardiorespiratory fitness because the muscles need oxygen for prolonged exercise, and the heart must pump adequate amounts of blood through the circulation to meet these demands.
Anyone looking to gain a greater insight to their aerobic capacity and to boost the effectiveness of their training.
Blood Lactate Testing
Blood lactate is a bio-marker that shows the level of metabolic stress you experience during exercise. Blood lactate analysis gives an insight into your anaerobic transition point and can provide you with a scientific basis for setting your race and training zones, based on your individual physiology rather than using generic formulae. Using the test data, we can then identify training and racing intensities specific to you. After full test analysis, you will receive a report with recommendations on how to use the data to support your training and race pacing.
Anyone looking for detailed information about their maximum sustainable race/training pace.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is an accurate, non-invasive measure of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) – which responds to everything: how you exercise, recover, eat, sleep and handle stress.
Unlike basic heart rate (HR) that counts the number of heartbeats per minute, HRV looks much closer at the exact changes in time between successive heartbeats (also called inter-beat intervals, RR intervals, NN intervals, etc).
By trending short HRV readings on a daily basis, we use software to learn what your “normal” Autonomic Nervous System patterns look like, help you gain insights into your nervous system, stress and recovery activity, and then automatically guide you in improving those patterns over time.
Anyone looking for a greater insight into how their body is responding to the rigours of daily life. This not only includes training but also other life stresses that impact on you.
What are you made of?
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Testing
Unlike calorie guides based on height, weight and gender, the resting metabolic rate test determines the amount of energy (calories) your body uses at rest. Almost all of the energy your body produces is created through aerobic (oxygen utilising) metabolism. The oxygen is combined with carbohydrates and fats to make energy in your body’s tissues. This energy is used to keep your organs and tissues working properly.
For individuals wanting to know their exact daily calorific needs and physiological characteristics in order to fuel performance and help with any necessary body composition changes.
Body Composition Analysis
Knowing what your body is made of is vital information for anyone looking to improve their performance and well-being. Whether that be for general health or for those looking to take their training to another level. Using our InBody Body Composition Analyser we are able to quickly and accurately analyse metrics such as muscle mass and fat (including their distribution around different parts of your body), weight and a multitude of other important information. Once the test is complete we will provide you with a full report and spend time with you explaining the results and what you can do to improve.
Anyone looking to improve their body composition for general health and well-being, recreational and higher level athletes who want to maximise their potential.
How well do you move?
Swim Analysis and Stroke Correction (Swim Smooth certified)
We offer a detailed swim analysis and stroke correction service where we can look at your stroke from all angles, under and over the water, in high definition, before taking you through the drills you should do to improve any issues identified. This really is the gold standard in stroke correction and perfect for anyone who is serious about improving their front crawl. Swim Smooth is the world's leading swim coaching company and is the recognised coaching provider for the European Triathlon Union and British Triathlon. Do3 Coach Dave Knight is one of only 25 officially certified Swim Smooth coaches worldwide. Click here for more information on Swim Smooth.
Triathletes or open water swimmers of intermediate or advanced level who are looking to improve their front crawl.
VASA Swim Training and Technique Development
Using our amazing VASA ergometer swimming machine we can spend time working on your front crawl technique and strength to take your swimming to that next level. Swimming out of the water allows us to tune up your movement patterns which you can then replicate back in the water. The unique design of the machine means we can also measure your individual arm stroke power and add/remove resistance to help increase strength, speed and stamina.
Swimmers and triathletes looking to improve their technique and swim fitness. Technique review sessions and training sessions on the VASA are available.
Tri Physio Bike Fit
Regardless of your level, it is important to make sure your bike is set up so that you can get the most out of it. Ill fitting bikes will reduce your cycling efficiency, make it uncomfortable and reduce your enjoyment. Our bike fitting service is carried out by our partners 'Tri Physio' and as professional physiotherapists you can be sure you are in safe hands, not only from a aerodynamic perspective but also in a way that suits you biomechanicaly.
Cyclists and triathletes who want to ensure their bikes are fitted to them in order to get the most out of them in terms of performance and comfort.
Delivering 20 years of sports and rehabilitation knowledge, we can lead your management of either acute or long standing injuries. We take into account all aspects of your training and physical preparedness as part of our comprehensive physio assessment. We understand your desire for fast and robust rehab plans to enable you to continue training and return to competition quickly and with confidence.
Anyone suffering from injuries that affect your ability to train.
Running Performance Review with Gait Analysis
Starting with a full body assessment, our partners at Tri Physio will look at your flexibility, balance and strength through key areas involved in running. Followed by a full head to toe gait analysis to see how you function in real time. We will then assess and break down the key points with you and leave you with a bespoke plan to improve your running economy and performance.
How do you improve?
Altitude training is proven to improve athlete performance by promoting the production of red blood cells in order to allow more transportation of oxygen to the working muscles. We have altitude systems available for hire so you can sleep and/or train at home or you can come to Do3 Perform for specific altitude workouts on our treadmill, bike, rower or swim/kayak VASA trainer.
Any athletes who are looking to improve their all-round performance level.
Endurance Athletes Strength and Conditioning
Understanding athletes' commitment to their sport, we provide bespoke strength and conditioning plans that enhance your performance in your chosen area without undermining training or competition. We assess each athlete and provide bespoke programs, building your strength and more importantly endurance in muscles that will improve the economy of your movement.
Testing and Coaching Packages
The best way to improve performance is to ensure you have ongoing contact with a coach. This relationship is hugely valuable as it helps to ensure you are getting the most out of the time you are spending training and are kept on track, without under- or over-doing it. This combined with regular testing and feedback meetings really makes sure that training is 'dialled in' to what you need. Train, test, adjust, train, test, adjust!
We offer a range of coaching and testing packages to suit all abilities.
Performance Management Service
Providing sports medical knowledge you would normally only find in elite sports environments we provide a bespoke service that helps to review your readiness to train and race. With insight to major causes of over training and chronic injury causes, such as stress fractures, we help you negate the risk of over reaching with your training and can help liaise with coaches about your potential injuries and considerations for training modifications before injury occurs.